Annual Meeting

45th Annual Meeting

November 30 – December 2, 2017
Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, Florida

Registration is CLOSED. Please register on site at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

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  • President: Darrel S. Brodke, MD President Darrel S. Brodke, MD
  • Annual Program Chair: Louis G. Jenis, MD Annual Program Chair Louis G. Jenis, MD
  • Local Host: Frank J. Eismont, MD Local Host Frank J. Eismont, MD

Program Committee

Louis Jenis, MD, Chair
Nitin N. Bhatia, MD
Erica F. Bisson, MD
Ezequiel Cassinelli, MD
Clinton J. Devin, MD
Mitchell B. Harris, MD
Serena S. Hu, MD
Brian K. Kwon, MD, PhD

Joon Yung Lee, MD
Sheeraz A. Qureshi, MD, MBA
Lee H. Riley, III, MD
P. Bradley Segebarth, MD
Justin Smith, MD, PhD
Leo Spector, MD
Brian W. Su, MD
Clifford B. Tribus, MD

Hans-Ulrich Bueff, MD
Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD
Christopher P. Ames, MD
W. Ryan Spiker, MD
Addisu Mesfin, MD
Jacob M. Buchowski, MD
Darrel S. Brodke, MD (ex officio)
Michael D. Daubs, MD (ex officio)
Alpesh A. Patel, MD  (ex officio)

Disclosure Website

Program Objectives:

  • Discuss new developments and techniques.
  • Present the results of current cervical spine research data.
  • Foster research concerning the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease.


Who should attend:

The 2017 Annual Meeting is intended for practicing physicians, residents and fellows, both orthopaedic and neurosurgeons who have an interest in cervical spine disorders.

Registration information:

Member and Non-Member Online Registration is NOW OPEN!
Pre-registration deadline: 11/10/2017. Register on-site after 11/10/2017.

A CSRS Customer Username is needed to log into the system.

  • If you do not have a CSRS Customer Username, please email CSRS with your full name, credentials, mailing address, phone number, and we will create one for you. In order to received the correct pricing category, please let us know if you are a resident, fellow, or allied health.
  • If you are a returning user, enter your CSRS username and password and then click on the “Login” button. For a misplaced username please contact the CSRS business office. For a misplaced password, click on “Forgot Password”.

Annual Meeting, November 30 – December 2, 2017
Included continental breakfasts, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and CME credit.

Price thru 10/15
Price after 10/15

Active Member
No Charge

Senior, Corresponding or European Members


Resident/Fellow, Allied Health

*Letter from Chief of Service or copy of ID required to obtain discounted fee.

Spouse/Guest Registration

Includes: Breakfast Thurs – Sat & Thurs evening reception.

Early Bird discounted rate ends October 15, 2017.


Other Education Opportunities:

Instructional Course, November 29
Included continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and CME credit.

Price thru 10/15
Price after 10/15

Active, Senior, Corresponding or European Members


Resident/Fellow, Allied Health

*Letter from Chief of Service or copy of ID required to obtain discounted fee.

Note: After accessing the online registration module, you must select a meeting event (Instructional Course and/or Annual Meeting) to successfully complete the registration process.

Registrants who do not select a meeting event will be required to finalize the process on-site including the additional $100 surcharge fee.


Online meeting registration Meeting registration form PDF

CME Credits:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Cervical Spine Research Society. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

8th Annual Henry Bohlman Presidential Guest Speaker:

Lynn I. Scheel, Colonel USAF
Thursday, November 30, 10:25 am, Regency Ballroom
“Lessons in Military Aviation & Leadership Applied to Surgery”

Although military aviation and surgery are worlds apart in many respects, there are also foundational areas surprisingly common to both professions.  Military aviation and surgery are extremely complex activities that have life or death implications and a very low tolerance for unintentional but preventable human error.  Both activities require clear communications, self-confidence, trust in your teammates, tremendous amounts of knowledge, significant education and training, and continued practice to be successful. Unfortunately, both activities also present countless opportunities to make honest mistakes, some of which can be quite unforgiving.  Whether flying in combat over hostile territory or performing surgery in the operating room, human fallibility is often the single biggest risk for mission failure.  Although completely eliminating human fallibility is impossible, there is potential to reduce the likelihood of human error and increase the odds for success.  This presentation will highlight various aspects of military aviation and professional military education that may be relevant to the medical profession.  The sole objective is to provide a unique perspective that will generate thought, ideas, and dialogue among surgeons and educators of surgeons that will enhance their professional development.

Colonel Lynn I. Scheel is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 220 and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.  The mission of Det 220 is to “inspire, develop, and commission Purdue University cadets as United States Air Force officers who are ready to lead Airmen and meet our Nation’s security challenges.”  Prior to his current assignment, Col Scheel was the Air Force Senior Service Representative and Faculty Instructor at the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

Colonel Scheel received his commission as an ROTC distinguished graduate from Purdue University in 1989. He was a distinguished graduate from undergraduate pilot training at Williams AFB, Ariz., in 1991 and graduated F-16 training at MacDill AFB, Florida in 1992.

During a career that includes four overseas assignments and six combat deployments, he has served as an F-16 instructor pilot and flight examiner, flight commander, F-16 squadron and wing weapons officer, operations officer, fighter squadron commander, strategy division chief, and vice wing commander.  Colonel Scheel is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.  He is a command pilot with more than 2,800 flying hours, including more than 500 combat hours over Iraq, Bosnia, and Serbia.


The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida
Phone: (954) 602-6000

Note: The Diplomat Beach Resort is sold out on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1. If you are unable to make a reservation, there are overflow rooms available at the Doubletree Resort by Hilton. The Doubletree is a 7-minute walk from the Diplomat (.3 miles). Book your reservations online or by calling (954) 454-4334. CSRS has no room block or negotiated rate at the Doubletree.

The Diplomat will also accept names on a wait list in the event of cancellations. Please contact the in-house reservations department at (954) 602-8700, Monday thru Friday, 8 am – 6 pm eastern, to be placed on the wait list.


The Diplomat Beach Resort is accepting hotel reservations for the CSRS 2017 Annual Meeting. The CSRS negotiated rate for single/double rooms over the meeting dates is $249 plus tax. This group rate is available November 23 through December 5, 2017. The hotel cut-off date for CSRS blocked rooms is November 3, 2017.

Please note that is not uncommon for the housing block to fill prior to the stated cut-off date. Early reservations are encouraged. Should the room block become full before, or after November 3, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

Please do not book though an outside agency. CSRS has not contracted with any housing bureau or company for room reservations.  Notify us if you are contacted by an independent group or groups for housing.

The Diplomat Resort & Spa was voted a Top Florida Resort by Conde Nast Traveler readers in 2016. The resort, which recently received a $100 million transformation, is tucked into a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of South Florida.



Hotel Reservations

Travel Infomation:

Air Travel
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
The distance between the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport and the Diplomat Resort is 7.8 miles. Travel time between the destinations is approximately 15 minutes depending on traffic.

Miami International Airport
The distance between the Miami International Airport and the Diplomat Resort is 22 miles. Travel time between the destinations is approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic.


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